How violence in entertainment affects our society by Andrew Bogucki This was a paper that I wrote for school pertaining to the topic of violence in entertainment. Excessive violence in movies has become a popular trend with Hollywood directors lately. Vivian C. Sobchack, author of "The Postmorbid Condition," wrote "Instead of caressing violence, the cinema has become increasingly careless about it: either merely nonchalant or deeply lacking in care. "(Sobchack 378) The violence displayed in these movies, such as the Kill Bill series, attracts a large audience worldwide because the viewers are guaranteed to see adrenaline pumping action and gore. Thane Peterson, author of "Too Much Kill in the Kill Bills," states "Kill Bill: Vol.
However there is a small chance that there are people who are stupid or impressionable enough, that they should go act out a scene from these films, and these people are a small minority that don’t make any statistical difference. The issue is there are people out there that believe violent films provoke and are the cause to violence in our society, but by then end of this speech, they will be re-thinking their theory. * * Violence is a large topic. There so many un-answered questions on how to stop or reduce the amount of viciousness in our society. But blaming violent films isn’t the answer, because there is no proof the repeated exposure to cinematic horrors has more impact than, for example, mental illness, long-term unemployment and poverty, alienation, alcohol and drugs, mob behaviour or simply frustration and anger at the state of the world.
The opposed alternative reading is different. The alternative audience would have seen Michaels Moore’s opinion of gun possession to be offensive and a form of mockery as they believed that there should be no limitation for every American to have the right to protect themselves and their families. Nobody could change their minds when such strong proof This alternative reading is due to the timing of the release of the documentary in 2002. People were still recovering from the 9/11 attack and many still remembered the Columbine shooting. So many friends and family had been lost, people were angry and wanted someone to blame, so when the time came and the war of terror was announced many civilians were for it.
They kept re-running the footage to emphasize the tragedy and keep America’s focus, not so viewers that were just tuning in could see. Nobody wanted to state the obvious that, “We’ve Seen This Before” (140). The news footage looked like it was from a horror movie and because it was not realistic it made it seem like it was not actually happening in real life. Everyone is so used to seeing events like this in movies, but they are not used to it real
Haley Coles Theissen SPH 131 17 November 2013 U.S. vs. John Lennon My overall reaction to the movie U.S. vs. John Lennon was that the government was wrong and acted unfairly towards John Lennon and Yoko. Before watching this movie I was not aware of any of the incidents that had happened. I had heard of John Lennon and that he was part of the Beetles but I didn’t even know that he was dead or was murdered. I was very shocked to find out how the government had treated him and the lengths they had went to, to try to get rid of him. It was very interesting to learn about the story of John Lennon and Yoko.
Gun casualties and incidents throughout the country have woken the public up from its ignorance and shown them the danger guns can pose to society (Martinez, 2013). While some people want a complete blanket ban on the ownership of guns, others wants an easier access to guns so that every person may look after their own security. Part of what makes the term gun control a very controversial topic is that it’s used in a ambiguous way that does not explain the details of the issue and the demands, apart from literally controlling guns. The two prominent sides of the debate are the groups who ask for liberal gun laws that make it easier for a person to procure guns and conversely, there are groups who want to repeal the second amendment. I personally am a strong believer that an “ideal society” should have no guns; nevertheless crime is a big problem to the citizens of our society and guns are necessary.
Why as a Nation are we so Violent? The essay that I have written is on the movie “Bowling for Columbine” it is also on the question that seemed to be asked many times during this movie and that is, why are we as Americans so violent? Throughout this essay I will discuss how we as a nation are different with violence compared to other countries. Along with that, I will also talk about the factors that come to play when violence erupts, along with the role of guns, the media’s play of the violence, and the role of corporations when the violence happens such as the Columbine Shooting. In addition I will address how we as Americans tend to isolate or even goes as far as to alienate ourselves from one another.
Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, Today, I would like to discuss the concept of media violence and its futuristic, damaging effects on children and adolescents in general. Media violence, in my opinion, has a negative influence on the generations after forth, changing their personalities and their brain development and eventually bringing those negative qualities within them to the real world. Raise your hand if you had ever watched a movie that contains some form of violent means. Well, according to National TV Study, approximately 40% of the television shows portray the attractive protagonists performing aggressive actions. 75% of the “brutal” scenes depict the characters revealing no signs of remorse, consequence, or criticism.
Peaceful Resistance: It Can Change Our Nation The society has been complacent about the violence that’s engulfing the cities and towns, but it can no longer be said that “most people in this country don’t have to think about their personal safety every day” (Canada viii). Violence claims the nation hour by hour, day by day and year after year. America is in a crisis, and people everywhere must act. Middle and upper-class communities are no longer exempt from violence. Geoffrey Canada’s Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence brings the reality of violence living in many of American’s poorest communities and how the violence has grown beyond the poor and minority.
Sometimes you just cant help it when a gun goes off. People kill people with guns on daily basics out of anger or revenge. I can say I had about two people in my family die because of a gun. It is one of the worst things knowing that someone had that much anger not to talk it out a problem they wanted them dead. It is really not something you want to play around with.